Proposed Agency Information Collection, 68426-68427 [2014-27055]

Download as PDF 68426 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices Dated: November 7, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27056 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD14–12–000] Proposed Agency Information Collection Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites public comment in Docket No. RD14–12–000 on a proposed change to a collection of information that the Commission is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. SUMMARY: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before January 16, 2015. DATES: Comments, identified by docket number, may be filed in the following ways: • Electronic Filing through http:// www.ferc.gov. Documents created electronically using word processing asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format. • Mail/Hand Delivery: Those unable to file electronically may mail or handdeliver an original of their comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed information collection changes in Docket No. RD14–12–000 relate to the proposed Reliability Standards FAC–001–2 (Facility Interconnection Requirements) and FAC–002–2 (Facility Interconnection Studies), developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and submitted to the Commission for approval. The Commission received NERC’s petition to approve the proposed Reliability Standards on August 22, 2014. NERC summarizes the FAC group of standards as follows: The Facility Design, Connections, and Maintenance (‘‘FAC’’) Reliability Standards address topics such as facility interconnection requirements, facility ratings, system operating limits, and transfer capabilities.1 In its petition, NERC also summarizes the proposed Reliability Standards’ applicability and requirements: Proposed Reliability Standard FAC–001–2 requires that Transmission Owners and applicable Generator Owners document and make Facility interconnection requirements available so that entities seeking to interconnect have the necessary information. Proposed Reliability Standard FAC–002–2 ensures that the reliability impact of interconnecting new or materially modified Facilities is studied. Collectively, proposed Reliability Standards FAC–001–2 and FAC– 002–2 ensure that there is appropriate coordination and communication regarding the interconnection of Facilities, which improves the reliability of the Bulk-Power System.2 Finally, NERC also states that the proposed Reliability Standards improve 1 NERC 2 Id. PO 00000 Petition at 3. at 3. Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reliability, clarify requirement language and eliminate redundant or unnecessary requirements.3 Burden Statement: Commission staff analyzed the proposed and currently enforced Reliability Standards and has concluded that proposed Reliability Standards merely clarify or eliminate redundancies and thus, the information collection requirements have not changed. Accordingly, the net overall burden and respondent universe 4 remain unchanged, when compared to the burden of the existing standards being replaced.5 The Commission intends to submit a request for approval to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) related to the proposed Reliability Standards. For PRA purposes, the information collection requirements in proposed Reliability Standards FAC–001–2 and FAC–002–2 are identified as FERC– 725D and OMB Control Number 1902– 0247. The annual reporting burden for the implementation of Reliability Standards FAC–001–2 and FAC–002–2 is estimated as follows. 3 Id. at 4. affected entities for FAC–001–2 are Transmission Owners (TO) and applicable Generator Owners (GO). The affected entities for FAC–002–2 are Transmission Planners (TP), Planning Coordinators (PC), Generator Owners (GO), Transmission Owners (TO), Distribution Providers (DP), and Load-Serving Entities (LSE). Note that Planning Coordinator (PC) is the new name for Planning Authority—a term still used in NERC’s Compliance Registry. 5 The burden for the preceding versions of the standards being replaced was included in: (a) FERC–725M (OMB Control No. 1902–0263) for FAC–001–1, and (b) FERC–725A (OMB Control No. 1902–0244) for FAC–002–1. 6 The number of respondents is based on the NERC Compliance Registry as of September 24, 2014. Although 2,163 entities are registered as TO, DP, LSE, or GO, we expect at the most 216 entities (ten percent) will seek to interconnect and go through the study phase that may require coordination in any given year. 7 The estimates for cost per hour are derived as follows: • $72.92/hour, the average of the salary plus benefits for a manager ($84.96/hour) and an electrical engineer ($60.87/hour), from Bureau of Labor and Statistics at http://bls.gov/oes/current/ naics3_221000.htm, as of 9/4/2014 • $29.01/hour, based on a Commission staff study of record retention burden cost. 4 The E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 68427 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices FERC–725D, MODIFICATIONS IN RD14–12 Number and type of respondent 6 Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden per response (hours) Total annual burden (hours) Total annual cost 7 (1) (2) (1)*(2) = (3) (4) (3)*(4) = (5) ($) FAC–001–2 Documentation & updates .. Record Retention ................ GO 5 ................................... TO 332 ............................... GO 5 ................................... TO 332 ............................... 1 1 1 1 5 332 5 332 16 16 1 1 80 5312 5 332 $5,833.60 387,351.04 145.05 9,631.32 FAC–002–2 Study ................................... Record Retention ................ Coordination ........................ Record Retention ................ Total ............................. PC, PC, TO, TO, TP 183 ........................ TP 183 ........................ DP, LSE, GO 216 ....... DP, LSE, GO 216 ....... 1 1 1 1 183 183 216 216 32 1 16 1 5856 183 3456 216 427,019. 52 5,308.83 252,011.52 6,266.16 ............................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,093,567.04 The total estimated annual burden cost to respondents is: $1,093,567.04. Dated: November 7, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27055 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12636–002] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mohawk Hydro Corporation; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original Major License b. Project No.: 12636–002 c. Date filed: October 24, 2014 d. Applicant: Mohawk Hydro Corporation e. Name of Project: Middle Mohawk Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The project would be located on the Mohawk River, in Schenectady and Montgomery Counties, New York. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Wendy Jo Carey, Mohawk Hydro Corporation, 5 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205; or at (518) 456–7712. i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury, (202) 502–6736 or monir.chowdhury@ ferc.gov VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: December 23, 2014. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 page of any filing should include docket number P–12636–002. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The proposed project would be located at eight existing lock and dam facilities (Lock Numbers: E8 through E15) that are owned by the New York State Canal Corporation. The proposed run-of-river project would consist of the following eight developments: Lock E8 Scotia Development would consist of: (1) An existing 530-foot-long, 14-foot-high bridge type dam; (2) an existing 336-acre impoundment at an elevation of 223.44 feet North Atlantic Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88); (3) two new identical modular steel transportable barges, with each barge resting on a foundation consisting of four steel reinforced concrete pylons and consisting of: (a) A steel intake structure approximately 130 feet long by 40 feet wide by 15 feet high and (b) an approximately 130-foot-long by 40-footwide by 10-foot-high steel powerhouse containing nine turbine-generator units having a capacity of 220 kilowatts (kW) each; (4) a new short transmission line connecting a new transportable 40-footlong by 8-foot-wide by 8-foot-high grid interface unit to an existing 34.5kilovolt (kV) or lower voltage grid distribution or sub-transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The development would have an annual generation of 15,473 megawatt-hours (MWh). Lock E9 Rotterdam Junction Development would consist of: (1) An existing 530-foot-long, 15-foot-high bridge type dam; (2) an existing 428-acre impoundment at an elevation of 238.78 feet NAVD 88; (3) two new identical modular steel transportable barges, with E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68426-68427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27055]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD14-12-000]


Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites 
public comment in Docket No. RD14-12-000 on a proposed change to a 
collection of information that the Commission is developing for 
submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before January 16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments, identified by docket number, may be filed in the 
following ways:
     Electronic Filing through http://www.ferc.gov. Documents 
created electronically using word processing software should be filed 
in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned 
format.
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Those unable to file electronically 
may mail or hand-deliver an original of their comments to: Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed information collection changes 
in Docket No. RD14-12-000 relate to the proposed Reliability Standards 
FAC-001-2 (Facility Interconnection Requirements) and FAC-002-2 
(Facility Interconnection Studies), developed by the North American 
Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and submitted to the 
Commission for approval. The Commission received NERC's petition to 
approve the proposed Reliability Standards on August 22, 2014.
    NERC summarizes the FAC group of standards as follows:

    The Facility Design, Connections, and Maintenance (``FAC'') 
Reliability Standards address topics such as facility 
interconnection requirements, facility ratings, system operating 
limits, and transfer capabilities.\1\
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    \1\ NERC Petition at 3.

    In its petition, NERC also summarizes the proposed Reliability 
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Standards' applicability and requirements:

    Proposed Reliability Standard FAC-001-2 requires that 
Transmission Owners and applicable Generator Owners document and 
make Facility interconnection requirements available so that 
entities seeking to interconnect have the necessary information. 
Proposed Reliability Standard FAC-002-2 ensures that the reliability 
impact of interconnecting new or materially modified Facilities is 
studied. Collectively, proposed Reliability Standards FAC-001-2 and 
FAC-002-2 ensure that there is appropriate coordination and 
communication regarding the interconnection of Facilities, which 
improves the reliability of the Bulk-Power System.\2\
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    \2\ Id. at 3.

    Finally, NERC also states that the proposed Reliability Standards 
improve reliability, clarify requirement language and eliminate 
redundant or unnecessary requirements.\3\
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    \3\ Id. at 4.
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    Burden Statement: Commission staff analyzed the proposed and 
currently enforced Reliability Standards and has concluded that 
proposed Reliability Standards merely clarify or eliminate redundancies 
and thus, the information collection requirements have not changed. 
Accordingly, the net overall burden and respondent universe \4\ remain 
unchanged, when compared to the burden of the existing standards being 
replaced.\5\
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    \4\ The affected entities for FAC-001-2 are Transmission Owners 
(TO) and applicable Generator Owners (GO). The affected entities for 
FAC-002-2 are Transmission Planners (TP), Planning Coordinators 
(PC), Generator Owners (GO), Transmission Owners (TO), Distribution 
Providers (DP), and Load-Serving Entities (LSE). Note that Planning 
Coordinator (PC) is the new name for Planning Authority--a term 
still used in NERC's Compliance Registry.
    \5\ The burden for the preceding versions of the standards being 
replaced was included in: (a) FERC-725M (OMB Control No. 1902-0263) 
for FAC-001-1, and (b) FERC-725A (OMB Control No. 1902-0244) for 
FAC-002-1.
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    The Commission intends to submit a request for approval to OMB 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) related to the proposed 
Reliability Standards. For PRA purposes, the information collection 
requirements in proposed Reliability Standards FAC-001-2 and FAC-002-2 
are identified as FERC-725D and OMB Control Number 1902-0247.
    The annual reporting burden for the implementation of Reliability 
Standards FAC-001-2 and FAC-002-2 is estimated as follows.
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    \6\ The number of respondents is based on the NERC Compliance 
Registry as of September 24, 2014. Although 2,163 entities are 
registered as TO, DP, LSE, or GO, we expect at the most 216 entities 
(ten percent) will seek to interconnect and go through the study 
phase that may require coordination in any given year.
    \7\ The estimates for cost per hour are derived as follows:
     $72.92/hour, the average of the salary plus benefits 
for a manager ($84.96/hour) and an electrical engineer ($60.87/
hour), from Bureau of Labor and Statistics at http://bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_221000.htm, as of 9/4/2014
     $29.01/hour, based on a Commission staff study of 
record retention burden cost.

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                                                           FERC-725D, Modifications in RD14-12
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                                                                          Annual  number                      Average
                                                 Number and type of        of  responses   Total number     burden per     Total annual    Total annual
                                                   respondent \6\               per        of responses      response     burden (hours)     cost \7\
                                                                            respondent                        (hours)
                                            (1).........................             (2)   (1)*(2) = (3)             (4)   (3)*(4) = (5)             ($)
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                                                                        FAC-001-2
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Documentation & updates...................  GO 5........................               1               5              16              80       $5,833.60
                                            TO 332......................               1             332              16            5312      387,351.04
Record Retention..........................  GO 5........................               1               5               1               5          145.05
                                            TO 332......................               1             332               1             332        9,631.32
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                                                                        FAC-002-2
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Study.....................................  PC, TP 183..................               1             183              32            5856     427,019. 52
Record Retention..........................  PC, TP 183..................               1             183               1             183        5,308.83
Coordination..............................  TO, DP, LSE, GO 216.........               1             216              16            3456      252,011.52
Record Retention..........................  TO, DP, LSE, GO 216.........               1             216               1             216        6,266.16
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    Total.................................  ............................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............    1,093,567.04
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    The total estimated annual burden cost to respondents is: 
$1,093,567.04.

     Dated: November 7, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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